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Grande Prairie not happy with electronic signs: survey

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Grande Prairie residents are worried about more and more electronic signs being put up around the city. A survey was done in April after city council decided to allow the signs on public land on a case-by-case basis.

It found that 77 per cent of residents are concerned about the trend towards more electronic messaged. Another 80 per cent find them too bright at night, and 88 per cent feel that flashing signs distract drivers.

The one across the street from Staples was mentioned several times as hazardous. Respondents also questioned how far back on a property signs should have to be.

City staff are now working on a draft sign regulation. There will be at least another round of public and industry consultation once complete.

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